Compared with the previous year the indicator increased by 21.54 percent, according to new statistics announced by United Nations Statistical Office. Plastic import climbed by 1 271 238.5 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it rose by 17.11%. Portugal saw a growth of 5 971.23% in plastic import during the last 30 years. Furthermore, it has attained a 0.1% CAGR over the 5 years with a negligible overall increase since the start of observations. It averaged 4 402 088.02 kilogram from 1988 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 10 552 992 kilogram in 2007 and record low of 118 161 kilogram in 1988.